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Postby OneEye589 » Wed May 26, 2010 4:09 pm

Well, for one, this is a kids game, and we all know that little kids are spoiled these days and their parents will buy them anything. There are so many little kids on WoW whose parents buy them this stuff all the time.

Secondly, people who play video games will complain about the price, but they'll buy it anyway because they have no self control.

Lego's just doing what works and makes them money, and this will work, even at this price.
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Postby BFenix » Wed May 26, 2010 4:17 pm

dilanski wrote:I just feel disappointed that LEGO would put this game at a price that was more affordable.

I consider most LEGO products a bit pricey... mainly the SW sets, the rights, trademarks, transportation and publicity end up in a over priced collection of sets... which sucks cause they're awesome!
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Postby BFenix » Wed May 26, 2010 4:19 pm

OneEye589 wrote:Well, for one, this is a kids game, and we all know that little kids are spoiled these days and their parents will buy them anything. There are so many little kids on WoW whose parents buy them this stuff all the time.

Secondly, people who play video games will complain about the price, but they'll buy it anyway because they have no self control.

Lego's just doing what works and makes them money, and this will work, even at this price.

Agreed, some people truly obsessed with the gaming world, mainly in the MMOs world simply can't challenge their desires... its like buying in-game items... how ridiculous...
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Postby warman45 » Wed May 26, 2010 4:34 pm

i hate all those parents who buy iresponsible kids video games (like halo) it really ruins the game, because the 7 year old has less self control than a 21 year old drunk! :twss: but i have a solution.

when a 10 year old dick headed puss bucket comes online and starts swearing, you swear and molk the fuck out of him untill he cries for his mom, who will run down in a frenzy and either smack his ass (there's a youtube of a guy getting smacked for letting people insult him on halo) or pick up tyhe mike and try to talk you off (in wich case you point out the game is rated M for mature... as in 18 years or older :twss: and that she is a horrible mother with a cuss bucket for a son and you are simply replying with the same vulgerniss as he was to illustrate why swearing is bad. for those who don't wanna read look below

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Postby stubby » Wed May 26, 2010 4:53 pm

dilanski wrote:J+B your missing the very obvious, very pointy point.. Mr 'I have a MAC & work for LEGO' Believes he has the balls to charge us fuck loads of our hard earned money, he thinks that that a computer disk and a bit binary for a limited amount of time is the equivalent of an armada of AT-AT's then he must be smoking something powerful. it's the fact he has the cheek to stare us loyal FoL's who have gone well beyond the call of duty, us who have lost precious, blood, sleep and time for the hobby, and tell us to pay shit-loads of money for that, well he must have his head stuck so far up his ass that he can lick his own brain.

Uh I think it's more like, they spent millions of dollars developing a game and will spend millions more running the servers, support staff, and further development for every month that you keep playing it, and they think that they can give you a break and charge you half the amount that all the other MMOs in their category have been successfully charging for decades. I think this is more a case of Mr 'everyone should give me everything I want for free because it doesn't occur to me that it costs a shitload of money to make and maintain triple-A games' whining about the fact that the Lego Company isn't his mommy and there's no magical fairy Santa Claus granting his every unjustified entitlement.

It's a free market. No one's got a gun to your head forcing you to buy games you don't want. If you feel your money is better spent on physical sets, then for god's sake buy the sets instead. But I suggest Mega Bloks since they better match your cheapass outlook.
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Postby james+burgundy » Wed May 26, 2010 5:00 pm

Not much you can say dilanski I do believe that Mike has once again won the thread.
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Postby stubby » Wed May 26, 2010 5:18 pm

:ftw: !

But hey! No brown nosing.
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Postby Tzan » Wed May 26, 2010 5:37 pm

dilanski wrote:I just feel disappointed that LEGO would put this game at a price that was more affordable.

@Tzan:- your logic has one flaw, you'd only have the game for so long & you'd have a much smaller selection of games.


Once I finish a game I never go back to it, well, rarely. So the number of games I have in the closet doesn't matter at all. Its mostly about entertainment value per dollar, if you are worried about prices.

Movie tickets $10 @ 2 hours = $5/hour
regular game $45 @ 20 hours = $2.25/hr
regular game $45 @ 50 hours = $.90/hr
MMO $10/mo @ 15 hours per week average =60 hours/month = $ .16/hour

The box cost gets averaged over the number of months you play.
box cost / (12mo x60)= not much per hour if you play for a year, $.06
Not worth counting really.
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Postby Scottsamn » Wed May 26, 2010 11:28 pm

Y'know, someone stated something similar in US $ in the LU thread.$90 a year. This sound really BIG. then I took it upon myself to do some calculations. It totaled to an average of $7.50 a month. To put this in further perspective, your average MMO, like city of heroes or world of warcraft, costs $15 a month. So the logical conclusion is that lego is a bunch of money grubing jackasses by charging you in years rather than months for a price that averages to lower than normal. :roll:
by the way that would be 5.84 pounds a month. Please tell me I didn't just do something stupid while you were raging.
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Postby Massam » Thu May 27, 2010 12:30 am

I would just like to comment that Guild Wars never charges a monthly fee, had three expansions, and is currently in the process of developing a sequel.
Obviously the the monthly charge of "FUCK YOU CONSUMERS, WE WANTS YOUR CASHES" is unneeded.
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Postby stubby » Thu May 27, 2010 12:59 am

Massam wrote:I would just like to comment that Guild Wars never charges a monthly fee, had three expansions, and is currently in the process of developing a sequel.
Obviously the the monthly charge of "FUCK YOU CONSUMERS, WE WANTS YOUR CASHES" is unneeded.

Is Guild Wars even an MMO? I thought it was just instanced multiplayer, like starcraft or team fortress.
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Postby Massam » Thu May 27, 2010 1:01 am

Technically it is an mmo, the towns and such have everyone, and then you can tackle the normal areas by yourself, or get together a party.
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Postby stubby » Thu May 27, 2010 2:21 am

Massam wrote:Obviously the the monthly charge of "FUCK YOU CONSUMERS, WE WANTS YOUR CASHES" is unneeded.

Well "obviously" if one not-really-MMO product out of hundreds does it then that must mean anyone could duplicate that model OH WAIT. Nah, listen, I don't publicize it a lot but I've worked on a good half-dozen MMO projects over the last decade. Even with the monthly fees, they're an exception if they're just able to cover the server costs, and most go down after posting a huge loss.

Guild wars has designed an episodic model that runs almost entirely on instanced client-based networks rather than in a centralized server or persistent world, so more power to them, but outside of Blizzard it's probably less than 10% of MMOs that can even pay back their dev costs, and that's out of the ones that even make it to market rather than dying in development. It's "FUCK YOU CONSUMERS WE ARE TRYING TO STAY ALIVE." Seriously, read some game industry news from the last couple of months, there are literally tens of thousands of freshly laid-off developers in Los Angeles right now with no way to pay their bills. The status feeds on my facebook friends page are a long list of people losing their houses and networking to brainstorm ways to keep their families fed. This is not an industry where we're charging money just for the hell of it. (Blizzard being the exception, again.)
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Postby Massam » Thu May 27, 2010 2:58 am

Maybe I'm just bitter at the big companies. I have a lot of respect for the little guys like stardock, but I'm really starting to get pissed off at the industry.
And yes, I know people who have lost jobs. Some of my students are..were.. in programing.
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Postby Warhead » Thu May 27, 2010 3:40 am

While Stubby has a point I can't help but blame the one time owners of General Motors in Flint Michigan. Ok, I read a Michael Moor book once, yeah I know. Those to blame for this kind of shit is hardly ever the guy on the front line. I don't know anything about programmers, MMO's, Servers or Gravity but if the guys running the MMO's can't pay the running costs of the Servers then aren't the Server providers to blame for over pricing the service? Are they making huge profits or are they also getting shafted by who ever they pay money to? It all end up in the laps of the banks, the real owners of us all, and they like it this way.

I'm afraid if your looking for afordable games or anything else for that matter you're going to need to tear down the infrastructure of society and execute all or most of the capitalists and install a proper democratic cooperative government. Good luck.
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